When a Kenyan man discovers he is HIV positive, he turns to a traditional healer for help. But what advice will the witch doctor dispense? This light-hearted film has an important message about the relationship between modern medicine and folk treatments.
In Cambodia, almost 11,000 people die of diarrhea every year. An enormous number of these deaths are due to the lack of latrines in rural regions. International Development Enterprises has begun a program to solve this problem by making latrines both affordable and desirable.
In Hong Kong, domestic helpers are often denied basic employee rights, like equitable wages and time off. Helpers for Domestic Helpers is empowering workers to stand up for their rights, and Empowered in Hong Kong is one example of their work.
An HIV epidemic is ravaging Malawi, one of the poorest countries in the world. At Embangweni Hospital, in the rural northern region, a skeleton staff serves a catchment area of over 120,000. But this small group of devoted healthcare workers uses all the tools at its disposal, including theatre and music, to educate their communities.
This team of amputee soccer players from Sierra Leone has only one ambition: to win. Thanks to their skills and passion, they have become symbols of peace and hope for a country struggling to rebuild itself after a long and bloody civil war.
It's easy to talk about Gandhian principles such as helping others and unity, but Jayesh Patel lives them every day. The founder of Indian NGO Manav Sadhna takes us on a tour through the vast slums of Ahmedabad, and explains that we already have enough good ideas; what we need is a commitment to put them into practice.
Across Africa, millions of adults and children die every year from treatable diseases. Sometimes all that is needed is one shot or a single pill. But with the vast majority of Africans living in remote areas, the question is how to get these potentially life-saving treatments to the sick? A bold new endeavour empowering members of local communities to help each other may just be an answer.